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Biology Class 8 ICSE CISCE Topics and Syllabus

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CISCE Syllabus For Class 8 Biology: Knowing the Syllabus is very important for the students of Class 8. Shaalaa has also provided a list of topics that every student needs to understand.

The CISCE Class 8 Biology syllabus for the academic year 2023-2024 is based on the Board's guidelines. Students should read the Class 8 Biology Syllabus to learn about the subject's subjects and subtopics.

Students will discover the unit names, chapters under each unit, and subtopics under each chapter in the CISCE Class 8 Biology Syllabus pdf 2023-2024. They will also receive a complete practical syllabus for Class 8 Biology in addition to this.

Academic year:

CISCE Class 8 Biology Revised Syllabus

CISCE Class 8 Biology and their Unit wise marks distribution

CISCE Class 8 Biology Course Structure 2023-2024 With Marking Scheme

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Syllabus

1 Transport of Food and Minerals in Plants
2 Reproduction in Plants
3 Reproduction in Humans
4 Ecosystems
5 Human Body: Endocrine System
  • Hormones 
    • Properties of Hormones
    • Functions of hormones
    • Mechanism of hormone action
    1. Mode of hormone action through membrane receptors
    2.  Mode of action through intracellular receptors
  • Human Endocrine System 
    • Human Endocrine System
    • The hormones at a glance
  • Human Endocrine Glands 
    • Thyroid Gland 
      • Thyroid gland: Isthmus, Follicles and stromal tissues, tetraiodothyronine or thyroxine (T4), triiodothyronine (T3), thyrocalcitonin (TCT), Iodine
      • Functions of thyroid hormones
    • Adrenal Gland (Suprarenal Gland) 
      • Adrenal Gland
      • Hormones and functions of adrenal gland
        (i) Adrenal cortex: Zona reticularis, Zona Fasciculata
        (ii) Adrenal medulla: Adrenaline, Nor-adrenaline, Catecholamines, emergency hormones or hormones of fight or flight
    • Pancreas (Islets of Langerhans) 
      • Pancreas (Islets of Langerhans): α-cells and β-cells
        (i) Insulin
        (ii) Glucagon
      • Other hormone secreting cells of islets of Langerhans
        (i) Delta or D cells
        (ii) F cells
    • Pituitary Gland or Hypophysis Gland 
      • Pituitary gland
      • Division of pituitary gland
        (i) Adenohypophysis (anterior pituitary): Pars distalis, pars tuberalis
        (ii) Neurohypophysis (posterior pituitary): Pars nervosa, infundibulum, MSH (Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone)
      • Hormones of adenohypophysis/ hormones of pars distalis:
        (i) Growth Hormone (GH)
        (ii) Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)
        (iii) Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)
        (iv) Prolactin
        (v) Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
        (vi) Luteinizing hormone (LH)
      • Hormones of neurohypophysis
  • Adolescence 
    • Adolescence
    • Stages of Adolescence
    • Physical changes of adolescence
    • Mental Health and Adolesence
  • Physical Changes 
  • Development of Sexual and Secondary Sexual Characters 
  • Adolescence and the Related Psychological Changes 
  • Types of Hygiene: Personal Hygiene 
    • Personal Hygiene
    • Major aspect of personal hygiene
    1. Cleanliness
    2. Physical exercise
    3. Rest and sleep
    4. Healthy habits
  • Stress Management 
    • Stress
    • Stress management
      1) Laughter Club
      2) Unified Movement against Tobacco
      3) Salaam Mumbai Foundation
      4) Government Schemes
6 Human Body: Circulatory System
7 Human Body: Nervous System
8 Health and Hygiene
  • Health 
    • Health
    • The significance of 'Health'
    • Personal and Community Issues Both Matter for Health
    • Distinctions between "Healthy" and 'Disease-Free'
  • Hygiene 
  • Disease 
    • Diseases
    • Identification of disease
  • Categories of Disease 
    • Categories of Disease
    1. Extent of occurrence
      - Endemic diseases
      - Epidemic diseases
      - Pandemic diseases
      - Sporadic diseases
    2. Communicability: Communicable or Infectious diseases & Non- Communicable or Non-Infectious diseases
    3. Kinds of pathogens
    4. Kinds of transmitting agents
    5. Congenital diseases and acquired diseases
    6. Other types of diseases
      - Infectious diseases
      - Hereditary diseases
      - Physiological diseases
      - Deficiency diseases
  • Communicable Or Infectious Diseases 
    • Communicable or Infectious diseases
    • Causes of Communicable or Infectious diseases
    • Communicable examples
    • Incubation period
  • Spread of Communicable Diseases 
  • Common Diseases in Human Beings 
    • Viral Diseases 
      • Viral diseases in human beings
      • Common cold
      • Mumps
      • Measles
      • Viral hepatitis
      • Chickenpox
      • Poliomyelitis
      • Dengue fever (Break bone fever)
      • Chikungunya
  • Vector Borne Diseases 
    • Vector
    • Vector Borne Diseases: Mosquitoes, Cockroaches and Rats
    1. Malaria
    2. Elephantiasis (filariasis)
    3. Yellow fever
    4. Dengue
    • Control of mosquitoes:
    1. Spraying
    2. Elimination of breeding places
    3. Spraying on stagnant water
    4. Biological control
  • Principles of Prevention of Diseases 
  • Vaccination and Immunization 
  • First Aid and Emergency Action 
    • First Aid kit
  • Tobacco Abuse 
  • Alcohol Abuse 
    • Alcohol Abuse
    • Effect of Alcohol Abuse
    • Prevention and Control of Alcohol Abuse
  • Drug Abuse 
    • Meaning of ‘drugs’
    • Meaning of 'Drug Abuse'
    • Stimulants and Narcotics - Analgesics
    • Awareness of the fact that the use of certain drugs has been banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) and reasons for the same.
9 Food Production

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